I’ve Kind Of Become My Mom – 5 Things I Inherited From My Mother

Me and my mom in Salybia, Trinidad, in January during my last visit home.

There were times in my teens and even early twenties when the title of this post would’ve seemed like the worst thing ever. As I grow older I realize how hard my mom worked to raise us kids and how much of herself she poured into us. Things that flew over my head, decisions I […]

I Believe in Resolutions

Oh, Calvin.

At the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, I tend to become very philosophical, and a little supersitious. That’s when you’ll most likely find me reading the previous month’s Astrology Zone, making lists in my diary, or cutting inspirational photos and phrases out of magazines. I’m a big believer in […]

Last Days to Rock the Vote for the CVS Beauty Club People’s Choice Awards Contest!

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First of all, thank you to EVERYONE who’s voted for me to win the CVS Beauty Club and the People’s Choice Awards contest so far!! I’ve gotten such overwhelming support from my family and friends at home and abroad, and especially from some of my fellow bloggers!! Special shoutout to Bree of The Mane Source, […]

Be Thankful

No TV antenna in the back? Car photo via vintagemotorssarasota.com

It’s so easy to look at life and see the flaws and downsides and failures and disappointments. But today isn’t about that. Today is about the positive. The good stuff. The successes and the blessings. Family, friends, health, love. Celebrating the things in life that you are most thankful for. This year I have SO […]

Vote for Me and I Could Work The Red Carpet at the People’s Choice Awards!

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Bellas, I don’t enjoy asking for votes or being the kind of blogger who is continually asking for outside support – but I’ve got a major opportunity in front of me, thanks to the CVS Beauty Club and the People’s Choice Awards — click here to check out out and vote! I was challenged to […]

Citizenship Day = My Golden Moment

Forgive the blurry photo phone picture! It was a magical moment

Even though I’ve been told that I sound pretty much “like a Yankee” by members of my own family ( ) I am now and always will be a proud Trinidadian in my heart. (cue Benjai’s Trini). I love my country and I’m proud of my heritage! But I’ve been living in America since 1998. […]

Sign Up for the Afrobella Newsletter!

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It’s taken me a while to jump into the newsletter game. Here’s why. I get so many of them in my inbox — some I’ve signed up for, some I certainly didn’t. In deciding to create an Afrobella Newsletter, I decided a few things. – I won’t be simply rehashing or just linking to articles […]